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Students love Shabbat meals hosted by OU-JLIC families

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @xoxonicole6 Anyone who walks into the Hillel at this university is usually approached by four friendly faces. They belong to the OU-JLIC couples, the Schwartzes and the Hirschhorns, who routinely host meals for ...

Students receive treats and gear through Maryland Hillel nosh box program

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi Just weeks before Passover, Veronica Leifer made her way to the Queen Anne’s Hall front desk to receive a package. She was met with a box of items and treats, including matzah, chocolate, and other ...

Many ways to celebrate Passover on campus, including a chocolate Seder

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted This university’s Jewish community is hosting many events during the eight days of Passover this year, from March 30 through April 7. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the ...

Jew You Should Know: Moshe Klein

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh “Maximum invitation, no pressure.” That’s how Moshe Klein said his friends describe him. After moving 11 times as a child, Klein understands the importance of welcoming everyone regardless of ...

Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD

By Athiyah Azeem Multimedia reporter @AthiyahTA Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near ...

Make your own hamantaschen!

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about ...

Jew You Should Know: David Rosenstein

By Lily Rozenstrauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 David Rosenstein, a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in marketing and management, lit up when talking about this university’s positive qualities. In addition to the school’s academics, ...

23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has ...

Hamsa provides sense of community for LGBT Jews

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko For LGBT students, finding a place to fit in on this university’s campus can be hard, which is why Hamsa was created for this sector of the Jewish community. “Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot ...

Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member. By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle. While the Maccabees...